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  • HSC update

    NESA’s Board has agreed to make adjustments to requirements to protect the health and safety of students completing the HSC and their teachers and parents. The decisions about the 2020 HSC have been made by NESA’s COVID-19 Response Committee.

    03 Apr 2020
  • Catholic Schools in NSW/ACT to go pupil free for next week

    The IEU acknowledges the decision made by the 11 Dioceses of NSW/ACT to implement Staff Development days for next week, in line with requests made by the union to provide teachers and support staff adequate time to prepare for a new hybrid learning environment.

    03 Apr 2020
  • Response to the federal government’s early childhood package

    News release: The IEU cautiously welcomes the federal government’s Early Childhood Education and Care Relief package, announced on Tuesday 2 April, which appears to embrace some of the sector’s concerns.

    02 Apr 2020
  • 100% support for industrial action from ACT Islamic School teachers

    Members of the Independent Education Union NSW/ACT Branch in the Islamic School of Canberra have today won the right to take industrial action, as long running enterprise agreement negotiations continue to stall.

    01 Apr 2020
  • Ease the burden on early childhood education

    News release: The IEU calls on the federal and state governments to come up with a rescue package that is equitable to all employers in the early childhood education sector at its National Cabinet meeting on Friday 3 April.

    01 Apr 2020
  • No support staff stand-downs in virus crisis

    The IEU has made it clear that stand downs of support staff are during the COVID-19 pandemic are unnecessary.

    01 Apr 2020
  • Thousands have their working with children clearances extended: Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW)

    In a media release, the OCG has confirmed they been in touch with thousands of people whose Working With Children Check clearance are soon due to expire, letting them know that they have been given an additional six months before they need to renew.

    01 Apr 2020
  • IEUA letter concerning JobKeeper to Minister for Education Dan Tehan

    Today our federal office wrote to the Minister for Education seeking urgent discussions around the new ‘JobKeeper’ payment - specifically regarding our concerns that it does not adequately deal with the situation of many Casual Relief Teachers who will stand to lose much or all of their income in the short term.

    31 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 action plan for early childhood services

    The IEU recommends that you check the following websites regularly. There is information and resources on dealing with Coronavirus in your service and it is updated regularly.

    31 Mar 2020
  • Key points on the JobKeeper payment: ACTU Update

    The ACTU has prepared a brief update on the Government's recently announced 'JobKeeper' wage subsidy plan, identifying it as a good start with a number of key shortcomings.

    31 Mar 2020